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Memoir

Issue #73, Fall 2020

This issue celebrates stories of the self in the world. Writers find (or, at least, try to find) meaning in familiar as well as unimaginable moments—the loves, losses, and joys that define our lives.

Also in this issue: the seductive dangers of self-mythologizing, the memoir-in-pieces, tiny truths, and more.

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What's the Story #73 Lee Gutkind

Memoirists must think long and hard about the stories they write and the people their stories might affect—not just to safeguard characters, but also to protect themselves. read more

Bloodlines and Bitter Syrup Will Bridges

Avoiding prison in Huntsville, Texas, is nearly impossible read more

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